Revoke Taringa Residents Parking Permit Scheme

Principal Petitioner Angela Smith, Taringa
Date Closed Sat, 29 Jul 2017 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 107 signatures

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Streets bounded by Stanley Terrace (one side only), Harry's Road, Marmion Parade and Woodstock Avenue in Taringa are now subject to 2-hour restricted parking, Monday to Friday from 7am to 7pm. Residents are entitled to only ONE resident and ONE visitor permit per household. Builders, tradesmen etc. are NOT eligible to use visitor permits and would therefore need to move their vehicles every two hours. The fine for parking more than two hours without a permit is $91. These restrictions are amongst the most excessive in Brisbane. Many residents feel they were not consulted sufficiently and were not aware of the full nature of the restrictions.

We the petitioners, request that the parking scheme be revoked.

Council response

Thank you for your petition requesting that Council revoke the Taringa residential parking permit scheme.

 Your petition has been investigated and it was considered by Civic Cabinet at its meeting held on 3 October 2017. It was decided that the petitioners be advised of the information below.

 Following numerous concerns raised by local residents about the lack of on-street parking opportunities, Council consulted with the local residents in August 2015 about regulating parking in Taringa. As part of this consultation, 490 surveys were issued to both owner occupiers and tenants of properties located within the area bounded by Woodstock Avenue, Stanley Terrace, Harrys Road, Moggill Road and Montrose Road, Taringa, about a proposal to introduce a residential parking permit scheme in the area. This consultation included a letterbox drop to all 280 households in the area with 210 of the 490 surveys directly mailed to absentee owners (owners who were not living at their properties at the time of the survey).

 More than 20% of households and property owners responded to Council’s survey, where more than 69% of the respondents indicated to Council that they supported the introduction of a residential parking permit scheme in their area. 

Following careful consideration of resident and property owner feedback, and allowing sufficient time for current residents to apply and obtain their parking permits, the Taringa Residential Parking Permit scheme was introduced on 19 December 2016 with 280 households being within the permit area. 

Each household in the area is eligible to apply for one residential parking permit which is linked to a vehicle registered or garaged at the property. Households can also apply for one visitor parking permit, and this particular type of permit can be transferred between visitors’ vehicles, which may include friends, family, builders or tradespeople carrying out work at their property. Resident and transferrable visitor parking permits cost $10 each per year with the maximum charge per household capped at $25. Since the scheme began, 69 resident parking permits have been issued and 76 visitor parking permits have been issued in this area. Residents can also apply for restricted short-term permits, free of charge, if they are expecting additional guests or visitors to the property.

As a majority of households that responded to Council’s survey in 2015 supported the residential parking permit scheme in this part of Taringa, and as the scheme does not unreasonably impact residents and their visitors’ ability to access unrestricted on-street parking near their homes, Council will not be removing the scheme.

Thank you for raising this matter.